To save money on occupational injury insurance, some civil servants will release themselves. Since WC is based on salary calculation, this will reduce the premium on your insurance. But it also means that you will not be covered if injured.
For the state of Florida, the site for applying for an exemption is:
Choose your industry based on whether you are in construction or non-construction and follow the steps to either apply or renew your exemption.
If you started the process to exclude yourself and receive a request for additional information from the state, you can click “change an application”; and complete this process on the same page. Sometimes a contract requires all owners to be included and will not allow you to liberate yourself, if so you can also revoke your exemption on this site.
To check the status of exceptions, the website is:
There is a drop-down menu with the various options that you can search for on the page:
When you find your company listed on the website, it will display a list of all salaried employees who are exempt
Click on the name of the exempt official to see the type of exemption, the date of entry into force and the expiry date of the exemption.
Near the end of the notice period, the released official will receive an email reminder to renew the exemption. Get in the habit of checking your waiver status when you receive your toilet renewal offer. If you forget to renew, it may cost you during your audit.